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The Not-So-Healthy Way to Your 5-A-Day
This is a recipe I've spent a while altering and perfecting. These muffins can have anything from choc chip to raisins in them, but I've chosen to use orange for this how-to with an alcoholic syrup (all optional). Just make sure the 'flavour' isn't too chunky so it doesn't prevent them from rising properly. The smaller the better.
Enjoy x

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  • How to bake a muffin. Magic American Muffins - Step 1
    Step 1

    Preheat the Oven to 150degrees fan and place muffin cases in the bun tin.

  • How to bake a muffin. Magic American Muffins - Step 2
    Step 2

    Grate the zest of the oranges and place along with the milk, oil, eggs, caster sugar and syrup into a large bowl and whisk...

  • How to bake a muffin. Magic American Muffins - Step 3
    Step 3

    ...until its this frothy. It doesnt matter if there are still sugar crystals and you cannot over-whisk at this stage.

  • How to bake a muffin. Magic American Muffins - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sift the flour and baking powder into the bowl and fold in with a spatula. Do this very lightly and do not just mix round and round, fold!Do not worry if it's a little lumpy, its better to under mix slightly than overmix.

  • How to bake a muffin. Magic American Muffins - Step 5
    Step 5

    Spoon the mix into the cases, don't be scared to fill them nearly full up. If you don't fill them full enough you won't get that characteristic muffin rise. Note the level of the first cake shown in the bottom right of the pic.
    Place in the oven for 30 minutes.

  • How to bake a muffin. Magic American Muffins - Step 6
    Step 6

    While cooking, juice the two oranges previously zested and half the grapefruit.

  • How to bake a muffin. Magic American Muffins - Step 7
    Step 7

    Place the juice, brown sugar and rum into a pan on low heat and stir until the sugar is all dissolved.

  • How to bake a muffin. Magic American Muffins - Step 8
    Step 8

    Turn the heat up and boil rapidly (CARE: it can overflow very quickly!)until the mixture reaches desired consistancy. I prefer quite runny but reduce for longer if you like a thicker syrup.

  • How to bake a muffin. Magic American Muffins - Step 9
    Step 9

    Remove the cakes from the oven when cooked and place onto a cooling rack.

  • How to bake a muffin. Magic American Muffins - Step 10
    Step 10

    Spoon the hot fruity syrup all over the muffins, sorry, this bits a little messy!

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Miss Wednesday
Miss Wednesday · 12 projects
I started to freak out when i saw lumps... LOTS of lumps!
But it turned out pretty awesome in the end, though i added too much food colouring (my choice, my fault :]) >__<'
But good recipe ;)
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jellyandcustard
jellyandcustard · 5 projects
The golden syrup gives the the extra sweetness and stickyer texture due to the liquid nature of the syrup. I havent tried them without but would suggest adding a little extra sugar and see how it goes?
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aneniine
aneniine · 58 projects
Can you make them without Golden Syrup?
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jellyandcustard
jellyandcustard · 5 projects
Sorry, have altered how-to accordingly. Knew I'd forget something with that ridiculously long list of ingredients!
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Clea L.
Clea L.
brown sugar? how much?
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Sugarlishes
Sugarlishes · Fort Hood, Texas, US · 136 projects
**drools** omg, payday needs to hurry it up! this is soooo going on my grocery list, so i can make! looks sooo yummy! thanks for posting this!-sugar
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jellyandcustard
jellyandcustard · 5 projects
Post a pic Cat, I'd love to see how yours turn out!!
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Miss Fit
Miss Fit · 7 projects
they look great!
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1398 projects
Oh my, these look absolutely delicious. Thanks so much for the recipe, definitely going to give these a shot.
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